Publica is the first not-for-profit investigative journalism center in Brazil. Founded by a team of women journalists, it aims to bring journalism back to its essence: public service.
While Brazil is seeking a proeminent role in the international arena, we feel that good journalism should be encouraged to monitor our govenments and the powers that be. Good, non-partisan investigative journalism without any ideological interference is essencial to strengthen our democracy. That’s what Publica will do.
Like many successful investigative centers worldwide, Publica partners up with national and international media outlets, organizations, and independent journalists to be able to produce long and short-term investigative projects in Brazil. Our articles are often translated and republished by websites such as the Huffington Post, in the US.
The reporters that coordinate Publica – Marina Amaral and Natalia Viana – have amongst them three of the most prestigious national award for Human Rights Reporting, and two nominations for Woman Press Award for online reporting.
The word Publica, in Portuguese, is a feminine adjective. It means everything that belongs to the public.